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magog
06-16-2002, 07:35 PM
What exactly is a stunt queen? I'm referencing that classical work of art, "Let's Get Drunk And Screw" (I know the Jimmy Buffet version, but I think there's others out there). Quoting from memory:

They say that you're a stunt queen, but I don't think that's true...

I've heard that it's slang for a person who writes bad checks and participates in fraud in general, but in the context, it doesn't make much sense. I mean, I can't imagine someone saying "Having the strong ethical background to not defraud others is so sexy."

What am I missing here?

And yes, I know this is music, but I figured it's about *vocabulary* in music, so it belonged in GQ, not CS. Please move if need be.

LifeOnWry
06-16-2002, 08:04 PM
I thought it was "snub queen" -- kind of like ice princess? I'm headed to LyricsWorld.com to find out....

LifeOnWry
06-16-2002, 08:11 PM
Hmm. LW says it's "snuff queen". Now I am as baffled as you are.

I still think my version makes more sense.

Melandry
06-16-2002, 08:33 PM
I guess the snuff queen reference is meant to imply that only an unattractive woman would use snuff. I wonder, I know snuff is what's inhaled, but could it, in this context, mean chewing tobacco? Because that would be pretty nasty- brown teeth and pre-cancerous lesions and all.

chique
06-16-2002, 08:40 PM
And all this time I've thought it was 'smut queen'. Even margaratiaville.com says snuff queen, though.

Maybe he censored himself? Any Parrotheads know what he sings in concert?

Melandry
06-16-2002, 08:45 PM
Some information on the effects of snuff (http://med.umich.edu/1libr/subabuse/tobacc08.htm). I would say the 'snuff=unattractive' theory may be promising.

samclem
06-16-2002, 08:51 PM
I'm still "Blinded by the light!":D

Hokienautic
06-16-2002, 08:54 PM
Parrothead checking in here. It is indeed "snuff queen," but not because of any connection to snuff/tobacco and unattractiveness. According to http://cobo.org/knowledge/glc/JBFAQ.html#2.2 (COBO is Church Of Buffett, Orthodox) a snuff queen is an old term for a hooker.

samclem
06-16-2002, 09:10 PM
Actually, the Cobo cite is A snuff queen was a country music "groupie" that enjoyed the music scene and had a reputation of casual sexual encounters. The term has also been used to describe a prostitute.

While I can't find a slang reference which lists this, I believe the basics. I personally doubt the prostitute addition.

"Snuff Queen" sounds just right for an expression which would originate in the world of country music in the US, and the groupies.

UncleBill
06-16-2002, 10:09 PM
I always heard "Snow Queen", as in "Ice Princess". Songs are fun when you make up your own lyrics!

K364
06-16-2002, 10:16 PM
I always thought "snuff queen" was like a cock tease, i.e. she only lets the guy go so far.

samclem
06-16-2002, 11:11 PM
I always thought "snuff queen" was like a cock tease, i.e. she only lets the guy go so far.

As in, "That s'nuf?"

Reeder
06-16-2002, 11:52 PM
Geez..I always heard it as slut queen.

As song about sex..slut queen.

What the hell was I thinking??

Reeder
06-16-2002, 11:53 PM
Geez..I always heard it as slut queen.

A song about sex..slut queen.

What the hell was I thinking??

cmetzb
06-17-2002, 01:39 PM
It's snuff queen.

The idea for the song comes from a incident where a when Jimmy saw a busuness man hit on a tired hooker in a seedy hotel bar.

Snuff Queen refers to the fact that the prostitute was using cocaine at the time.

samclem
06-17-2002, 09:46 PM
The idea for the song comes from a incident where a when Jimmy saw a busuness man hit on a tired hooker in a seedy hotel bar. Snuff Queen refers to the fact that the prostitute was using cocaine at the time.

Gotta cite?

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